june memories / 14

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

14th June, 1958 : The Tasmanian Supreme Court has ordered the Waterside Workers’ Federation to allow two wharfies, Frank Hursey and his son Dennis, to work until their claims had been heard next month. Hurseys, members of the Democratic Labor Party, say they refused to pay a 10/- levy for ALP as part of their union dues, and had been expelled from the union. Throughout Australia, the DLP has pushed the Hurseys’ cause as one of freedom of choice.

[Good old times. No court today would so rule.]

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